We have gone down for a rehearsal for the Specialize Diploma (SD) Graduation on 2 April 2015. During the rehearsal, we were briefed about the flow of the event such as knowing our roles, time to report on the actual day, the dress code and ran through the entire event twice. Therefore, we had a better understanding of the flow of the event on the actual day.
On the actual event, which was on the 10 April 2015, we had to report at 2.30pm at lecture hall 2 at level 1 to be prepared for the Graduation Ceremony to commence.
Getting ready at the reception table as the event was about to commence.
While the awardees registered their names at the reception table, they were each given a small slip of paper to write their names and thereafter pass the slip to the emcees so that they can identify them better when announcing their names to receive their awards.
Gradually, there were more graduates making their way to the lecture hall and we had to manage the crowd at the reception area thus some of us went inside the lecture hall to usher the awardees to their seats after they have registered their names.
The awardees were seated according to their diplomas and waited patiently for the event to commence.
Upon the commencement of the ceremony, the senior Director of the School of Business Management gave a motivating speech to the awardees and congratulated them for their handwork.
After the ceremony, the awardees proceeded for refreshments outside the lecture hall.
After the event has ended, we were given a debrief by the coordinator and the logistics team had to return the fixtures back to the fixtures room.
In a nutshell, the SD graduation went smoothly and we were elated to share the joy with the awardees during the graduation day. However, we took some time to manage the crowd at the reception area but we managed to overcome it by ushering them quickly to their seats. It was a good experience for us to execute this event and made us look forward to attending our graduation ceremony next year.